Three mayo companies shortlisted for startup awards

Fri, May 12, 2017

Bank of Ireland has announced the 96 companies shortlisted for the Bank of Ireland Startup Awards 2017 with three Mayo businesses nominated for awards. The competition, now in its sixth year, recognises and rewards Irish startups for their success in business across 13 categories including digital, health and healthcare, food and drink, retail, fintech and technology, with the awards taking place in the Mansion House in Dublin on Thursday next.

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Taoiseach welcomes investment of €303,891 in Mayo based seafood enterprises

Fri, May 12, 2017

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, of the awarding of €91,972 in grants to two seafood enterprises in County Mayo. The two Mayo based seafood enterprises which have received funding are Sofi Shellfish (grant aid of €27,526), located close to Mulranny, and Carr and Sons Seafood (grant aid of €64,446) in Killala. This funding will allow for a greater investment of €303,891 into their businesses. The funding is awarded under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Operational Programme for the seafood sector.

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Connacht’s tech-savvy SMEs picking up additional revenue by selling online

Fri, May 12, 2017

Connacht SMEs with a website pick up an average of 12 additional jobs a year, new research from the IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the company that manages Ireland’s country domain name .ie, has revealed.

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Two Mayo natives shortlisted as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

Fri, May 05, 2017

Mayo natives Harry Hughes (Portwest) and Niall McGarry (Maximum Media/JOE Media) have been shortlisted for 2017 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme. The shortlist of 24 finalists in the 2017 EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM (EOY) programme was revealed this week, representing entrepreneurial businesses across the island of Ireland in a range of sectors including technology, healthcare, FMCG, and retail.

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Enterprise Ireland announces €750,000 in start-up funding for female entrepreneurs

Fri, May 05, 2017

Enterprise Ireland’s €750,000 Competitive Start Fund (CSF) for female entrepreneurs has just opened. Up to €50,000 in equity funding is available to a maximum of 15 successful female applicants with early stage start-up companies. Last year, one in three companies who received CSF investment from Enterprise Ireland were female-led.

As well as securing up to €50k in funding, 10 of the successful applicants will also have the opportunity to participate in Dublin BIC’s INNOVATE accelerator programme. Delivered over a 12-week period in the Guinness Enterprise Centre, the interactive INNOVATE programme will increase the capabilities of the participants and move them to investor-ready within a short period.

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GPA Solutions delivers a range of accounts and payroll courses in Castlebar

Fri, Apr 14, 2017

GPA Solutions is delivering a range of business courses, in its training centre in Castlebar, this spring. The Sage 50 (certified by QQI Level 5) will run for five days, commencing on Thursday, April 25, in Castlebar. Learners will experience setting up a company, entering source documents in the various day book and preparing debtors and creditor’s balances and reports. Learners will learn to produce VAT reports, bank reconciliation, and monthly profit and loss and balance sheet reports.

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Future Makers 2017 is now open for entries

Fri, Apr 14, 2017

The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) Future Makers Awards & Supports programme is now accepting online applications for 2017. With a prize fund totalling €24,500, Future Makers Awards & Supports is one of the largest prize-funded award programmes in Europe for students and emerging makers, rewarding the next generation of Irish creatives and helping them to develop a career in the craft and design industry.

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Deadline approaching for Network Mayo’s discounted early bird membership

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Anyone considering joining Network Mayo, Mayo’s business networking group for women, can avail of a 10 per cent discount off the annual membership fee until Monday March 20. Membership is now open for 2017 and anyone interested in joining can email networkmayo@gmail.com to request an application form. Annual membership costs €125. Customers of AIB, Network Ireland’s national sponsor, also receive a 10 per cent discount (only one discount allowed per member).

Already this year Network Mayo has welcomed almost 80 women and men to its events. While membership of the organisation is only open to women, men are always welcome at events. The first event in January was a team building through bowling night hosted by Mayo Leisure Point and provided a great opportunity for members and interested parties to meet, chat, and have a lot of fun.

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Risking their lives so we can live ours

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

There is a scene in A Few Good Men where the character played by Jack Nicholson provoked by the Tom Cruise character, says that he represents those who stand guard on the wall while we sleep, while we have our parties, while we take liberty for granted, while we enjoy the freedoms that we have, because people like him are standing on that wall, day and night. Leaving aside the characteristics of that part he played, there resonates from his words the reality that exists in every community across the world.

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New BUMBLEance service available to sick children in Mayo

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

BUMBLEance, a children’s ambulance service, is celebrating the launch of the latest vehicle to join its fleet. The new children’s ambulance will service sick children and their families in the northwest of the country.

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Farm Focus - Foxford company forward thinking for the future

Mon, Mar 06, 2017

Farm Focus is a Transition Year mini-company from St.Joseph's Secondary School, Foxford, Co.Mayo.

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Mayo firms get energized about increasing efficiency

Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Businesses from Castlebar have been finding out about the latest ways to cut their energy costs at a special energy efficiency briefing held by competitive energy provider Energia. The meeting was hosted by Castlebar Tidy Towns Committee, Castlebar Chamber of Commerce, and Mayo County Council.

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